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North Atlantic Ocean Current Velocity

Three-dimensional General Circulation Models divide the ocean into a rectangular grid with layered vertical columns. This North Atlantic model uses a 1/6 degree grid with 37 layers. It captured 30 years of velocity, sea-surface temperature, and salinity. The model realistically separates the Gulf Stream from the Florida coast. A feature as small as the Gulf Stream had not appeared in lower-resolution models.
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An animation of three-dimensional current velocity in the North Atlantic, where velocity ranges from 30 centimeters per second, shown in blue, to 200 centimeters per second, shown in red    An animation of three-dimensional current velocity in the North Atlantic, where velocity ranges from 30 centimeters per second, shown in blue, to 200 centimeters per second, shown in red
Duration: 27.0 seconds
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This North Atlantic model uses a 1/6 degree grid with 37 layers. The complete model captured 30 years of velocity, sea-surface temperature, and salinity."

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?555
Animation Number:555
Completed:1999-01-21
Animators:Peggy Li (NASA) (Lead)
 James Tsiao (NASA)
Scientists:Yi Chao (NASA/JPL CalTech)
 Benny Cheng (NASA/JPL CalTech)
Series:Images of Earth and Space
Video:SVS1999-0001 *
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NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Ocean
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
 
 


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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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